A year of community action: highlights from 2019
1. A halt on fracking
After 8 years of intense campaigning alongside some incredible community activists, we’ve won an historic moratorium on fracking in the UK. Listen to what some of our campaigners have to say about this momentous victory.
2. Gwent Levels saved
You helped us defeat the M4 relief road in Wales, protecting our precious Gwent Levels from destruction and pollution.
3. Tackling plastic pollution
Our plastics pollution bill, drawn up together with the National Federation of Women's Institutes, made its way to parliament for a first reading. The bill includes a 2025 target to end the use of non-essential single use plastics.
4. Community driven action
We supported you in forming over 140 Climate Action groups across the country. Groups are using Climate Action Plans to lobby decision-makers and tackle climate breakdown at the local and national level.
5. A strike to remember
On 20 September we took to the streets with millions of you in 8 locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland as part of the global climate strikes. Your support helped us make sure the voices of young people were heard by world leaders.
6. Campaigning to double UK's tree cover
As a result of campaigning to double tree cover and help tackle climate breakdown, councils in the West of England and Hackney have committed to doubling tree cover on their land.
7. Protecting peatlands
Following our revelations in early 2019 that some landowners were still burning moorland for grouse shooting, the government pledged to ban moorland burning on blanket peat bog.
Thank you for your support
A very big thank you to all of our supporters, together we have won some significant successes for climate at a local, national and international level.
2020 will be another critical year. Will you help us achieve our next win for the planet?